Do Truck Drivers Get Christmas Off?

Home for the Holidays: A J.B. Hunt Tradition

For many truck drivers, being home for the holidays may seem like a far-fetched wish. At J.B. Hunt, an effort to have drivers home for Christmas began in the earliest days of the company. When building what would become one of the largest transportation companies in the United States with more than 13,000 trucks, 110,000 trailers and containers nationwide, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt established a goal for every driver to be home on Christmas day. This focus on the importance of family is woven into the fabric of the company today as we offer employee drivers CDL-A truck driving jobs with great home time.

Driver Shane wears Santa hat and stands near J.B. Hunt trucks.

Currently, over 90% of our employee drivers are home daily or weekly. Our Intermodal, Dedicated and Final Mile fleets offer a variety of schedules so that drivers can discover a career that works with their home and family time needs. From local to semi-local, to regional opportunities, employee drivers can find daily to weekly home time in various jobs across the country.

Intermodal driver Brian shares perks of his J.B. Hunt career, saying, “I can make plans like we have games, dinner plans, movie plans with friends and activities with our running group. Just going home and sitting for dinner consistently is a wonderful thing.”

For those who enjoy traveling, need a long weekend or simply want to take some time off, J.B. Hunt employee drivers can cash in their paid time off – which starts accruing from day one on the job! Many drivers take paid time off during the holiday season. For those who would rather work through the holiday, some driving jobs include a plan for holiday pay. Ultimately, J.B. Hunt offers options to allow you to spend time where you want to be.

During this holiday season, fifty-eight years since our start, the Christmas wish of Mr. and Mrs. Hunt continues. We strive to have our drivers home on Christmas day and offer driving jobs with home time options second-to-none.


Are you interested in learning more about our driving jobs and home time opportunities near you? Give us a call at 1-877-791-9458 or fill out our short form and we’ll contact you!

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